Historical Events on 28th February

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  • 202 BC Coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han takes place, initiating four centuries of the Han Dynasty's rule over China
  • 364 Valentinian I becomes Roman Emperor.
  • 870 8th Ecumenical council ends in Constantinople
  • 1570 Anti-Portugese uprising on Ternate, Moluccas
  • 1638 Scottish Presbyterians sign National Convent, Greyfriars, Edinburgh
  • 1646 Roger Scott was tried in Mass for sleeping in church
  • 1653 -Mar 3] 3 Day Sea battle English beats Dutch
  • 1667 English colony Suriname in Dutch hands
  • 1700 Today is followed by March 1 in Sweden, thus creating the Swedish calendar.
  • 1704 Frenchman Elias Neau opens a school for blacks in NYC
  • 1704 Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 40, kidnap 100
  • 1708 Slave revolt, Newton, Long Island NY, 11 die
  • 1710 In the Battle of Helsingborg, 14,000 Danish invaders under Jørgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock.

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1728 George Frideric Handel's opera "Siroe, re di Persia" premieres in London

  • 1730 Tsarina Anna Ivanovna leads autocracy
  • 1749 1st edition of Henry Fieldings' "Tom Jones" published
  • 1759 Pope Clement XIII allows Bible to be translated into various languages
  • 1778 Rhode Island General Assembly authorizes enlistment of slaves

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1784 John Wesley charters Methodist Church

Evangelist John Wesley
Evangelist
John Wesley
  • 1787 The charter establishing the institution now known as the University of Pittsburgh is granted.
  • 1794 US Senate voids Pennsylvania's election of Abraham Gallatin
  • 1810 1st US fire insurance joint-stock company organized, Philadelphia

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1819 1st public performance of a Franz Schubert's song "Schäfers Klageleid"

Composer Franz Schubert
Composer
Franz Schubert
  • 1826 M Biela, an Austrian officer, discovers Biela's Comet
  • 1827 1st commercial railroad in US, Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) chartered
  • 1828 Franz Grillparzer's "Ein Treuer Diener" premieres in Vienna
  • 1835 Dr Elias L"nnrot publishes Finnish poem "Kalevala"
  • 1838 Robert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (today Québec)
  • 1844 12-inch gun aboard USS Princeton explodes, killing Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur, Secretary of the Navy Thomas Gilmer, and other high-ranking U.S. federal officials
  • 1844 6th Grand National: Mr John Crickmere aboard Discount wins
  • 1847 US defeats Mexico in battle of Sacramento
  • 1849 1st boat load of gold rush prospectors arrives in SF from east coast
  • 1849 11th Grand National: Tom Cunningham aboard Peter Simple wins
  • 1850 The University of Utah opens in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 1854 Republican Party formally organized at Ripon, Wisc
  • 1859 Arkansas legislature requires free blacks to choose exile or slavery
  • 1861 Territories of Nevada & Colorado created
  • 1862 Opera "La Reine de Saba" premieres in Paris
  • 1863 Confederate raider "Nashville" sinks near Fort McAllister, Georgia
  • 1864 -Mar 3rd] Skirmish at Albemarle County Virginia (Burton's Ford)
  • 1864 -Mar 4th) Raid at Kilpatrick's Richmond
  • 1870 The Bulgarian Exarchate is established by decree of Sultan Abd-ul-Aziz of the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1871 2nd Enforcement Act gives federal control of congressional elections
  • 1878 US congress authorizes large-size silver certificate
  • 1879 "Exodus of 1879" southern blacks flee political/economic exploitation
  • 1882 1st US college cooperative store opens, at Harvard U
  • 1883 1st US vaudeville theater opens (Boston)
  • 1888 Ferry in San Pablo Bay explodes
  • 1888 Vincent d'Indy's Wallenstein-trilogy, premieres
  • 1891 Oscar Grundén skates world record 500m (50.8 sec)
  • 1893 Edward Acheson, Penn, patents an abrasive he names "carborundum"
  • 1896 France dismisses Queen Ranavalona of Madagascar
  • 1900 General Buller's troops relieve Ladysmith Natal
  • 1902 Jules Massenets opera premieres in Monte Carlo
  • 1903 Barney Dreyfuss & James Potter buys Philadelphia Phillies for $170,000
  • 1904 Vincent d'Indy's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres
  • 1906 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Queen's U (Kingston Ont) in 2 games
  • 1908 Failed assassination attempt on Shah Mohammed Ali in Teheran
  • 1912 Victor Trumper's last Test Cricket innings c Woolley b Barnes 50
  • 1913 6.8-m, 4000-kg elephant seal killed, South Georgia (S Atlantic)
  • 1914 Construction begins on Tower of Jewels for the Exposition (SF)
  • 1915 WWI: After the French try to drive the Germans forces back into the Champagne region, they gain a few hundred yards - at the cost of 50,000 casualties
  • 1917 AP reports Mexico & Japan will allie with Germany if US enters WW I
  • 1920 Maurice Ravel's "Le tombeau de Couperin" premieres
  • 1922 Egypt regains independence from Britain, but British troops remain
  • 1922 KHQ-AM in Spokane WA begins radio transmissions
  • 1923 Swedish king Gustaaf V begins state visit to Netherlands
  • 1924 US begins intervention in Honduras
  • 1925 "Tea For Two" by Marion Harris hits #1
  • 1925 Congress authorizes a special handling stamp
  • 1925 Longest win streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (9 games)
  • 1925 Theater Museum of Amsterdam forms
  • 1929 Chic Black Hawks lose record NHL 15th straight game at home
  • 1931 Canadian Rugby Union adopts the forward pass
  • 1931 Oswald Mosley founds his New Party
  • 1933 1st female in US Cabinet: Frances Perkins appointed Secretary of Labor
  • 1933 German President Von Hindenburg abolishes free expression of opinion

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1933 Adolf Hitler bans German Communist Party (KPD)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1935 Amsterdam Hotel of the Red Lion gets sidewalk permit
  • 1935 Wallace Carothers manufactures 1st nylon polymer
  • 1935 Ladby Ship is discovered within a Viking grave on the island of Funen in Denmark by amateur archaeologist Poul Helweg Mikkelsen

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1939 Great Britain recognizes Franco regime in Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1939 The first issue of Serbian weekly magazine Politikin zabavnik is published.
  • 1939 The erroneous word "Dord" is discovered in the Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition, prompting an investigation.
  • 1940 1st televised basketball game (U of Pitts beats Fordham U, 50-37)
  • 1940 Richard Wright's "Native Son" published
  • 1940 US population at 131,669,275 (12,865,518 blacks (9.8%))
  • 1941 39 U Boats (197,000 ton) sunk this month
  • 1941 British-Italian dogfight above Albania
  • 1942 1st weapon drop on Netherlands
  • 1942 Japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies
  • 1942 Race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit
  • 1943 "Porgy & Bess" opens on Broadway with Anne Brown & Todd Duncan
  • 1943 63 U Boats (359,300 ton) sinks this month
  • 1944 Arrests of the ten-Boom family in Nazi occupied Netherlands (Haarlem) through a Dutch collaborator on charges of hiding Jews
  • 1947 Anti Kuomintang demonstration on Taiwan
  • 1947 228 Incident: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of 30,000 civilian lives.
  • 1950 "Alive & Kicking" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • 1951 French government of Pleven dissolves
  • 1951 Senate committee reports of at least 2 major US crime syndicates

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1951 8th Golden Globes: Sunset Boulevard, Jose Ferrer, & Gloria Swanson win

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1953 Stalin meets with Beria, Bulganin, Khrushchev & Malenkov

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 1954 Patty Berg/Pete Cooper wins LPGA Orlando Mixed Golf Tournament
  • 1954 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
  • 1956 13 die in a train crash in Swampscott Mass
  • 1956 Jay Wright Forrester issued a patent for computer core memory
  • 1957 Jockey Johnny Longden's 5,000th career victory

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1957 14th Golden Globes: The King and I, Kirk Douglas, & Ingrid Bergman win

  • 1958 West Indies 1-504 in reply to Pakistan 328, day 3 of 3rd Test Cricket
  • 1959 "Goldilocks" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 161 performances
  • 1959 Ice Dance Championship at Colo Springs USA won by Denny & Jones of GRB
  • 1959 Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Wagner & Paul of CAN
  • 1959 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Colo Spr won by Carol Heiss USA
  • 1959 Launch of Discoverer 1 (WTR)-1st polar orbit
  • 1959 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Colo Spr won by David Jenkins USA
  • 1959 NFL trade, Chicago Cards trade Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players
  • 1960 8th Winter Olympic games close at Squaw Valley, California

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1960 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1960 US wins Olympic hockey gold medal by defeating Canada

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1961 JFK names Henry Kissinger special advisor

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger
35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1962 WMGM-AM in New York City changes call letters to WHN
  • 1966 Cavern Club (Beatles hangout) in Liverpool closes
  • 1966 Sandy Koufax & Don Drysdale begin a joint holdout against Dodgers
  • 1966 23rd Golden Globes: Doctor Zhivago, Omar Sharif, & Samantha Eggar win

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1967 Wilt Chamberlain sinks NBA record 35th consecutive field goal

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1968 Pirate Radio Hauraki, off NZ, returns to the air
  • 1969 Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Spr won by Towler & Ford of GBR
  • 1969 Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Spr won by Rodnina & Ulanov of URS
  • 1969 Ladies Figure Skating Champion in Colo Spr won by Gabriele Seyfert GDR
  • 1969 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Colo Springs won by Tim Wood USA
  • 1969 Terence O'Neill re-elected as leader of the Unionist Parliamentary Party and thus confirmed as Northern Ireland Prime Minister
  • 1970 "Georgy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1970 Bicycles permitted to cross Golden Gate Bridge
  • 1970 Caroline Walker runs world female record marathon (3:02:53)
  • 1970 KIIN (now KUN) TV channel 12 in Iowa City, IA (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1970 WUTR TV channel 20 in Utica-Rome, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 WDRB TV channel 41 in Louisville, KY (IND) begins broadcasting

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1971 53rd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at PGA Natl FL Jack Nicklaus wins his 2nd golf grand slam

  • 1971 A British soldier dies in Derry after his vehicle had been attacked with petrol bombs (he died as a result of inhaling chemicals from fire extinguisers that were used to put out the fire)

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1972 George Harrison is involved in a minor car accident

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

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1972 Pres Richard Nixon ends historic week-long visit to China

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1972 The Asama-Sanso incident ends in Japan.
  • 1973 Suriname government of Sedney arrests 13 union leaders
  • 1973 Iraq and Iraq Petroleum Company (IPC) reach an agreement on compensation for nationalization
  • 1974 Ethiopian government of Makonnen forms
  • 1974 British parliamentary elections result in a hung parliament
  • 1974 Taiwan police shoots into crowd
  • 1974 US & Egypt re-form diplomatic relations after 7 years
  • 1975 41 killed in London Underground, as train speeds past final stop
  • 1975 EG signs accord of Lome with 46 developing countries
  • 1975 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1975 A major tube train crash at Moorgate station, London kills 43 people.
  • 1976 18th Grammy Awards: Love Will Keep Us Together, Natalie Cole wins
  • 1976 Ceuta & Melilla (Spanish Morocco) are last European African possession
  • 1976 Spain withdraws from Western Sahara
  • 1977 1st killer whale born in captivity (Marineland, Los Angeles California)
  • 1977 Harbor strike in Rotterdam/Amsterdam ends
  • 1979 Ernest Thompson's "On Golden Pond" premieres in NYC
  • 1980 "The Well-Tuned Piano" by La Monte Young premieres (takes 4 h 12 m)
  • 1980 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1981 Calvin Murphy (Hou), sets NBA record with 78 consecutive free throws
  • 1981 China PR throws out Neth ambassador due to submarine sale to Taiwan
  • 1982 AT & T looses record $7 BILLION for fiscal year ending on this day
  • 1982 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Arizona Copper Golf Classic
  • 1982 FALN (PR Nationalist Group) bombs Wall Street
  • 1983 Final TV episode of "M*A*S*H" airs (CBS); record 125 million watch in the US

Music awardsMusic Awards

1984 26th Grammy Awards: Michael Jackson wins 8 Grammys

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 1986 European Economic Community signs "Special Act" for Europe free trade
  • 1986 Peter Uberroth suspended 7 baseball players for 1 year, after they admitted in Curtis Strong's trial in September, they used drugs
  • 1988 15th Winter Olympic games close at Calgary, Canada
  • 1988 Anti-Armenian pogrom in Azerbaijan, 30 killed
  • 1988 Pat Verbeek becomes 1st NJ Devil to score 4 goals in an NHL game
  • 1988 Yvonne van Gennip skates world record 5 km ladies (7:14.13)
  • 1989 Gretchen Polhemus, 23, (Texas), crowned 38th Miss USA
  • 1989 Memo by Brian Gumbel criticizing Today Show co-workers becomes public
  • 1989 Red Schoendienst & Al Barlick elected to baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1990 Dutch police seize 3,000 kg of cocaine
  • 1990 US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) launches into orbit
  • 1991 "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre Carre, Amsterdam
  • 1991 "Speed of Darkness" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • 1991 Don Mattingly named 10th NY Yankee Captain
  • 1991 Noureddine Morceli runs world record 1500m indoor (3:34:16)
  • 1991 US & allied forces grant Iraq a cease fire

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1991 United Nations troops move into Kuwait City and Saddam Hussein orders troops out of Kuwait; Iraqi soldiers ignite Kuwaiti oil fields during their retreat

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 1993 "Anna Christie" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 54 performances

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1993 7th American Comedy Award: Jerry Seinfeld

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian
Jerry Seinfeld
  • 1993 Gun battle erupts near Waco, Texas at Branch Davidian compound after FBI attempts a raid
  • 1993 Iolanda Chen triple jumps world indoor record hop step (14.46m)
  • 1994 Brady Law, imposing a wait-period to buy a hand-gun, went into effect
  • 1995 Denver International Airport opens
  • 1995 The US Pentagon announces that it monitored Iranian installation of surface-to-air Hawk missiles in the Strait of Hormuz
  • 1996 38th Grammy Awards: Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morisette wins
  • 1997 Earthquake in Pakistan, kills 45
  • 1997 FBI agent Earl Pitts pleads guilty to selling secrets to Russia
  • 1997 Smokers must prove they are over 18 to purchase cigarettes in US
  • 1997 The North Hollywood shootout takes place.
  • 1998 "View From the Bridge" closes at Criterion Theater NYC

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1998 Vancouver Canucks Mark Messier is 4th NHLer to get 1,600 points

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • 1998 First flight of RQ-4 Global Hawk, the first unmanned aerial vehicle certified to file its own flight plans and fly regularly in U.S. civilian airspace.
  • 1998 Kosovo War: Serbian police begin the offensive against the Kosovo Liberation Army in Kosovo.